The Glenn L. Martin Maryland Aviation Museum located at Martin State Airport is celebrating National Aviation Day on Saturday, August 18 from 11am to 3pm. This national day set aside to recognize aviation achievements was established in honor of Orville Wright's birthday. The Museum will also be celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Glenn L. Martin Company. Joining the Museum for this event will be the 99's, Silver Wings, the Baltimore Chapter of the American Rosie the Riveter Association, and 21st century space technology pioneer Blaze Sanders with Solar Systems Express and the JURBAN Google Lunar X PRIZE team, showing that youth is the future of aviation and aerospace.
On exhibit for this special flying holiday is a replica of a 1911 Ely-Curtiss Pusher aircraft built by Bob Coolbaugh and provided by Ely-Curtiss Aerial Exhibitions LLC. At 11:30am Fred Hall, the Museum's Volunteer Coordinator will share his experiences with the Berlin Airlift.At 12:30pm, the Museum's theatre-in-residence Thirst 'n' Howl Musical Productions will present its original musical "Right Place, Right Time, Wright Brothers" as it shares the story of Orville and Wilbur Wright and their quest to design and build a successful flying machine.
A visit to the Museum offers the opportunity to launch a dream and capture a memory.as visitors can climb aboard the 1952 passenger airliner the Martin 404. and sit in the pilot's seat of a jet fighter. The Museum's new exhibit "They Answered the Call", a salute to the World War II workers of the Glenn L. Martin Company will be open as visitors are greeted by "Hazel", a Martineer Rosie. This celebration of aviation is provided in part thanks to the support of the Baltimore County Commission on Arts and Sciences. For additional information call 410-682-6122 and visit www.mdairmuseum.org.